19 terms

Fallen Angels Chapters 7 (pages 83-96)

a painful inflamation of the appendix, often requiring surgery
toilet; latrine
Jimi Hendrix
a 1960s rock guitarist
Dear John letter
slang term for a letter in which one person breaks up with another
on relief
slang term for receiving government aid
a smokeless explosive powder
malaria pills
medicine that prevents people from getting a disease transmitted by mosquitoes
a unit of ground forces, consisting of two or more battalions or battle groups, a headquarters unit, and certain supporting units
a device in the narrative of a motion picture, novel, etc., by which an event or scene taking place before the present time in the narrative is inserted into the chronological structure of the work
chronological structure
putting events in the order in which they occurred
Black Pride
a movement encouraging black people to learn about and celebrate the accomplishments of black people--associated in the United States with the Civil Rights Movement
the culture and lifestyle of those people, especially among the young, who reject or oppose the dominant values and behavior of society
San Francisco
large city on the West Coast of the United States associated--especially in the 1960s--with people called "hippies" and with various counterculture movements
a musical genre that originated in African-American communities in the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century that combines features traditional African music with features of European folk music
temporary peace agreement
an essential nutrient that is lost when a person has diarrhea
insect repellant
substance used to keep away mosquitoes
the World
The characters use this term to refer to life back home in the United States; being in "the World" is the opposite of being "in country"